Richard Baldwin is a leading international expert and author on globalisation. In his most recent book, he writes about the coming age of “globotics”, an even more intense globalisation plus robotics. He describes himself as a town crier ringing a bell in the market place to warn of the likely future turbulence this age will bring, particularly to people previously unaffected by globalisation. The Mint caught up with him on his recent visit to the UK to find out what we should be worried about.
Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute (Geneva). In addition to his research and teaching, he advises governments and international organisations on globalisation and trade policy issues.